Dr. Amy F. Muchnick



Department

Music
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Music
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), University of Maryland, Viola Performance
  • Master of Music, University of Memphis, Viola Performance
  • Bachelor of Music, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, Viola Performance

Teaching

  • MUS 149 String – Viola
  • MUS 173 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 241 The Language of Music
  • MUS 249 String - Viola
  • MUS 273 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 349 String – Viola
  • MUS 373 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 399 Special Topics in Music
  • MUS 449 String - Viola
  • MUS 473 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 773 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 149 String – Viola
  • MUS 173 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 241 The Language of Music
  • MUS 249 String - Viola
  • MUS 273 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 349 String – Viola
  • MUS 373 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 399 Special Topics in Music
  • MUS 449 String - Viola
  • MUS 473 String Orchestra Workshop
  • MUS 773 String Orchestra Workshop

Research and professional interests

Dr. Amy Muchnick possesses a varied background as violist, conductor and clinician. As a violist, she has appeared throughout the United States and in several European settings as both recitalist and as a member of the Hawthorne String Trio.

Born and raised in Connecticut, she began her studies at the Hartt School of Music. After joining the Memphis Symphony, she concurrently earned a Master of Music Degree in viola performance from the University of Memphis. In 1988 she was awarded the prestigious Guarneri String Quartet Fellowship to attend the University of Maryland where she received a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree.

Dr. Muchnick is a winner of numerous competitions such as the Emerson String Quartet Competition, Beethoven Young Artists Competition of Memphis, and the Columbia International Chamber Music Competition. Her innovative children's music programs have gained wide recognition for their creativity and educational originality. Dr. Muchnick is currently Professor of Viola and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra at Missouri State University.

Awards and honors

  • Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, April 30, 2009
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Annual Greek Week Faculty Appreciation Banquet, March 2007
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, 2006
  • Sabbatical Leave, Missouri State University, August 2006
  • Faculty Recognition Award, Theta Chi Fraternity, October 2005
  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, 2004
  • Excellence in Community Service Award, Missouri State University, August 2002
  • Service Award, MSU College of Arts and Letters, 2001
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